A key MPEG-4 licensing clearinghouse said Tuesday that it has extended the deadline for patent submissions related to a highly anticipated video compression standard.
The new compression format, or codec, is part of the upcoming MPEG-4 (Moving Picture Experts Group) multimedia standard. MPEG LA had hoped to get the licensing ball rolling by Oct. 11, in advance of the final draft approval for the technology, known both as H.264 and as the JVT/AVC. But the group extended the deadline for submissions until Jan. 31, 2003, saying it will allow patent holders more time to prepare.
H.264 is going to be part of the MPEG-4 standard.